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  • Glenwood Aquatic Center opens for first full season of swimming

    The summer-like temperatures moved in last week just in time for the start of the first full season of swimming at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The facility will be open daily from 1-8 p.m. until the start of the 2017-18 school year in late August.
    Daily admission rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for students age 22 or younger. There is no charge for children age 4 and younger.

  • Bicyclists raise funds for trail maintenance at Wabash Warm-up

    MALVERN - Several hundred bicyclists from western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and northwest Missouri made their way to Malvern Saturday morning for the start of annual Wabash Warm-up, a fundraiser for maintenance on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

    Built a quarter-century ago on an abandoned portion of the Wabash Railroad route, the popular 63-mile recreational trail runs from its northern trailhead in Council Bluffs to the Iowa-Missouri border town of Blanchard.

  • Salem Lutheran Church Marks 150th Anniversary

    An overflow crowd gathered at Salem Lutheran Church Monday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of a treasured landmark that also serves as a testament to the community’s ethnic heritage and pioneer past.

    Built in 1867 at Plumer Settlement (west of Mineola), the “Little Brick Church” stands as a lasting tribute to the pioneer Lutherans of predominately German descent who settled the area in the middle part of 19th Century.

  • Two More Workers Fired At Glenwood Resource Center

    Two more employees at the Glenwood Resource Center have been terminated over alleged mistreatment of residents they were caring for at the state-operated facility for individuals with profound physical and intellectual disabilities.

  • City, County Officials Briefed On New Iowa Fireworks Law

    For the first time in nearly 80 years, consumer-grade fireworks will be sold in Iowa this summer, thanks to a bill passed by both houses of the Iowa Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad.

    The new law allows both the sale and use of fireworks, but local governmental jurisdictions do have the option of forbidding or restricting usage.

    District 23 State Rep. David Sieck of Glenwood said he voted in favor of the legislation, noting he’s heard from many constituents in southwest Iowa who are in favor of the legalization of fireworks in Iowa.

  • Glenwood man dies when glider crashes at Blair Airport

    A 59-year-old Glenwood man died when the glider he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff at the Blair (Neb.) Airport Saturday afternoon.

    Dr. Michael Boska was pronounced dead at the scene. Boska was alone in the glider as it was being towed in takeoff when according to witnesses, the canopy on the glider unexpectedly opened. As Boska reached for the canopy, he lost control of the plane, resulting in the crash.

  • Glenwood Alumni award winner to address GCHS Class of 2017

    The second recipient of the Glenwood Alumni Association’s Charlene Nelson Nutting and Tom Nutting Alumni Achievement Award will be recognized during Sunday’s commencement ceremony for the Glenwood Community High School Class of 2017.

    Barbara Evans Markuson, a graduate with the Glenwood Class of 1947 who went on to earn international distinction while completing a “trail blazing” career in librarianship, will also give a brief address to this year’s graduating class.

  • Glenwood honors its law enforcement officers

    Around 100 Glenwood-area residents, including many wearing blue clothing, came to the south lawn of the Mills County Courthouse Monday afternoon to show their support for the Mills County law enforcement community.

    The “Paint The Town Blue” display of appreciation for peace officers was held in conjunction with National Police / Law Enforcement Week, which began Sunday and runs through Saturday.

  • Master Gardener Plant Sale Saturday, May 13

    The 17th Annual Mills County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 – 11 a.m., just in time for Mother's Day.  

  • Law Enforcement Week Program Planned For May 15

    An appreciation ceremony for local law enforcement officers is planned for Monday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m., outside the Mills County Courthouse in Glenwood.